Event Title

Track 3: Health and Family Leave – Policy Relevant Research on Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?

Start Date

11-18-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

11-18-2016 2:30 PM

Description

With no federal paid family and medical leave policy, some states have created their own programs and other states have new legislation pending. State-specific policy relevant research becomes critical in launching the discussion and demonstrating support for a policy, as well as showing who has access to employer-provided paid leave for different types of leave. Additionally, actuarial analyses are important to understand the costs of a program and how the costs would vary depending on different program parameters. Finally, program evaluation of existing state-run programs can help fine tune the policy and identify gaps in knowledge and participation.

Moderator:

Kristin Smith, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

Panelists:

Pronita Gupta, Deputy Director, Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor

Randy Albelda, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Helen Mederer, Professor of Sociology and Labor Research, University of RI

Barbara Silver, Research Coordinator, Schmidt Labor Research Center, University of Rhode Island

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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

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Nov 18th, 1:00 PM Nov 18th, 2:30 PM

Track 3: Health and Family Leave – Policy Relevant Research on Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Know?

With no federal paid family and medical leave policy, some states have created their own programs and other states have new legislation pending. State-specific policy relevant research becomes critical in launching the discussion and demonstrating support for a policy, as well as showing who has access to employer-provided paid leave for different types of leave. Additionally, actuarial analyses are important to understand the costs of a program and how the costs would vary depending on different program parameters. Finally, program evaluation of existing state-run programs can help fine tune the policy and identify gaps in knowledge and participation.

Moderator:

Kristin Smith, Carsey School of Public Policy, University of New Hampshire

Panelists:

Pronita Gupta, Deputy Director, Women’s Bureau, Department of Labor

Randy Albelda, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Helen Mederer, Professor of Sociology and Labor Research, University of RI

Barbara Silver, Research Coordinator, Schmidt Labor Research Center, University of Rhode Island